PLAYER OF THE YEAR ROBERT BAILEY
Even though Obama dominated the regular season with a 9-1 record, which was far ahead of their nearest rivals, Brashear and Westinghouse, 6-4, they only had three players selected to the All-City team compared to 5 from Brashear and 4 from Westinghouse.
Allderdice and Perry also had 3, and Carrick, which went winless, had 2.
After dominating City-League play the past two years behind the brilliant play of Justin Dobbs, the Allderdice Dragons dropped to 4-6 in league play opening the door for a new champion, which Obama Academy easily took with a 9-1 league record and 16-3 overall. But it was the surprising Westinghouse Bulldogs who took it all in the championship tournament.
Robert Bailey from Westinghouse, who was on the second team last season, was easily the Player of the Year this year, and his coach, Tariq Francis is the Coach of the Year behind turning the Bulldogs program around. Last season they were 5-9 and near the bottom, where as this season they were tied for second.
Repeating on the First Team are Shakeem Cox from Perry and Deandre Byrd from Obama. Other players repeating are: Devin Lyles, D. J. Porter, JaVaughn Moultrie, and Jordan Smith.
Even though Obama only had three players make the team two, Lamont Butler and Deandre Byrd, were on the First Team and one, D. J. Porter, on the Second Team. Mike Williams from Brashear was the other First Team selection.
Brashear had the most players selected with five. Joining Williams is Mike Molinaro, Second Team; Aaron Langnese and Deyshawn Martin, Third Team; and Jamil Alteri, Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to all 20 players who earned a spot on this years’ All-City Basketball Team.